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What could happen next to Rep. Steve King after backlash to 'white supremacy' comments?

(WASHINGTON) -- As Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King faces fierce backlash for questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive, for now he’s showing no signs of stepping down amid mounting pressure to resign.In an interview with the New York Times published Thursday, King asked, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization…... Read More

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates 'still cooperating' with Mueller: court docs

(WASHINGTON) -- Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign official and longtime business associate of Paul Manafort, is still cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, suggesting Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 campaign is marching forward.A joint status report filed Tuesday states that Gates “continues to cooperate with respect…... Read More

Mueller plows ahead, issuing more subpoenas to associates of conservative commentator

(WASHINGTON) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller has zeroed in on at least three new witnesses associated with a conservative commentator connected to former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone, signaling that investigators remain focused on the activities of Stone and his associates despite the continued public silence on a matter long…... Read More

On Day 25 of longest-ever government shutdown, 800,000 federal employees are without pay

(WASHINGTON) -- It's Day 25 of the longest-ever government shutdown – with no end in sight to the political standoff.Some 800,000 federal workers are ensnared in the shutdown showdown and many missed their first paycheck on Friday. On Monday, another one-third missed a paycheck, the American Federation of Workers estimated,…... Read More

Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates 'still cooperating' with Mueller: court docs

(WASHINGTON) -- Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign official and longtime business associate of Paul Manafort, is still cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller, suggesting Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 campaign is marching forward.A joint status report filed Tuesday states that Gates “continues to cooperate with respect…... Read More

AG nominee Barr promises he won't interfere with Mueller

(WASHINGTON) -- When William Barr, President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, takes his seat Tuesday morning for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he's sure to face tough questions from Democrats over his views on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and a memo that Barr wrote in…... Read More

Trump's inaugural fund spent lavishly at his DC hotel, new docs show

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee spent more than $1.5 million at the Trump International Hotel in Washington ahead of his 2017 swearing-in, according to internal documents reviewed by ABC News.It is part of an array of expenditures there and elsewhere that included more than $130,000 for customized seat…... Read More

Native American leaders ask Trump to apologize for 'shameful' Wounded Knee remarks

(WASHINGTON) -- Native American leaders are calling on President Donald Trump to apologize for comments he made on Twitter invoking the Wounded Knee Massacre and the Battle of Little Bighorn that he made while attacking Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Sunday.Trump made fun of an Instagram video Warren released on New…... Read More

Rep. Steve King removed from committee assignments after backlash to 'white supremacy' comments

(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, an eight-term congressman, has been stripped of new committee assignments amid backlash to comments he recently made in a New York Times interview about white supremacy.Members of the House Republican Steering Committee met Monday evening to consider whether King should be denied committee assignments…... Read More

As Trump touts achievements, farmers call for an end to the government shutdown

(WASHINGTON) -- South Georgia farmer Bill Brim has been in business more than 20 years.He told ABC News that farmers in his area were hit hard by Hurricane Michael in October and are now facing even more challenges because of the partial government shutdown.Brim said his 6,500-acre vegetable farm is…... Read More

Los Angeles strike poses potential political minefield for California's 2020 hopefuls

(LOS ANGELES) -- Thousands of teachers in the nation's second-largest school district walked off the job Monday, launching a strike that left hundreds of thousands of students without instructors and several local and state leaders, some potentially eyeing 2020 presidential campaigns, navigating politically treacherous terrain as they balance the dueling…... Read More

Trump kicks off Day 24 of longest-ever shutdown by blaming Democrats

(WASHINGTON) -- As the government shutdown entered day 24, political fault lines continue to deepen.Meanwhile, the 800,000 federal workers are caught in the crossfire and have felt the reverberations of the lingering fight over reopening the government. Many of them missed their first paychecks since the shutdown started on Friday,…... Read More

Trump says he 'never worked for Russia' in response to NYT report

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump flatly denied Monday that he's ever "worked for Russia" in response to a news report that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into whether he was an agent working on behalf of Russia against American interests.The report said law enforcement officials were concerned about his…... Read More

Interpreter from Trump-Putin summit may be forced into congressional spotlight

(WASHINGTON) -- Only one American was a firsthand witness to President Donald Trump's summit last summer with Russian President Vladimir Putin: veteran State Department translator Marina Gross.Gross' job is to blend into the background and seamlessly help two leaders communicate. But now there is mounting interest in seeing Gross step…... Read More